The Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying
Vintage Books, 1978 - Počet stran: 347
At a time when the end of life has become the subject of anguished medical and ethical debate, no book is more welcome than The Hospice Movement This modern classic outlines a bold and noble alternative to the high-tech nightmare that has all too often been our society's accepted approach to death: hospice instead offers caring communities where dying people are treated as human beings worthy of attention and respect. Widely recognized as the essential reference for all who deal with the terminally ill, the book has now been extensively updated with three new chapters that describe the hospice movement's response to AIDS and its evolution into an international phenomenon. The result is one of those rare works that initiate caregivers, family, and friends into a new understanding of death and dying, one that reconciles the medical, the social, and the spiritual.
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Ars Moriendi , as it was called in the medieval Christian text , and I am reminded also of the ancient Tibetan Book of the Dead : not a book about ghosts , but about how to die consciously , in a state of spiritual enlightenment .
The world he conjures up is crammed to the brim with people not like us , people out there called “ them ” and called “ they . " These are individuals whom we do not know and will never meet face > to face , it seems , if we can avoid ...
asked the chaplain and then , seeing her moving away from us so quickly , called after her louder , “ Anne , what can we do ? ” " Stay , ” she whispered . We did . She was quiet for a time , then opened her eyes , looked from one to the ...
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If you like Natalie Angier or Mary Roach's bringing journalisty eyes into sciency places, you will like this book. Heavy on the personal stories of palliative care. Only a little dated and very lovely. Přečíst celou recenzi
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